“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.”
A missionary in Africa had a small generator to supply current for his church and small rectory. Visitors from an outlying mission noticed the electric light hanging from the ceiling of the church and watched with wide-eyed wonder as the missionary turned the little switch and the light went on.
One of the visitors asked if he could have one of the bulbs. The missionary, thinking he wanted it for a sort of trinket, gave him an extra bulb. On his next visit to the outlying mission, the missionary stopped at the hut of the man who had asked for the bulb, but was surprised when he saw the bulb hanging from an ordinary string. He had to explain that one had to have electricity and a wire to bring the current to the bulb.
We are branches connected to Christ. Without that lifeline the current is dead and there can be no fruit. We are all connected for a divine purpose, but it is up to us to keep that connection strong.
Affirmation: “Today I make the decision to keep my connection to Christ strong.”
Please join me each Sunday at 5:30 PM in our Social Hall for a Contemporary worship and Praise service, “Acts of God.” Come as you are and enjoy an hour of great music from our wonderful band and singers, inspiring messages and good fellowship.
First Christian Church, North Hollywood, 4390 Colfax Avenue, Studio City, CA 91604. http://www.fccnh.org